Hunting for a new job can be daunting. With every candidate needing to have a special skill or two, it seems like an already saturated market is not forgiving for those in need of a fun job. For those who love ice cream and have great customer service skills, Dairy Queen is an option that should be heavily considered. Join us as we discuss the application and interview process.
Based upon answers given by previous employees, the Dairy Queen application process seems rather simple. As with most companies, an application is to be completed. If a hiring manager sees potential, an applicant will be called in for a follow-up one-on-one interview. Many applicants have stated that the interview is short and that hiring managers look for someone who is enthusiastic and capable of representing the brand of Dairy Queen well. While a short interview may give confidence of success, making sure you know about the company is a sure-fire way to impress a hiring manager.

About Dairy Queen

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Founded in 1940, the first Dairy Queen opened in Joliet, Illinois and quickly gained a massive following. A chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants; Dairy Queen has become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. The soft serve formula was first developed in 1938 by John Fremont McCullough and his son, Alex.

After much trial and error, they convinced a friend and customer named Sherb Noble to offer this new concoction at his ice cream store in a town called can Kankakee, Illinois. On the first day of introducing soft serve, Noble sold over 1600 servings of this new and delicious treat. With so much success, the Mcculloughs opened the first store, and the rest is history.
With its signature D and Q white logo and “Fan Food not fast food” slogan, Dairy Queen has created a niche for itself that has kept it relevant for over 75 years. DQ is owned by International Dairy Queen Incorporated, a company that also owns Orange Julius and Karmelkorn.
Headquartered in Edina Minnesota, Dairy Queen has made its mission to provide high-quality treats while never sacrificing excellent customer service. With almost 6,000 restaurant locations around the world, Dairy Queen has captured the imaginations of several generations of people.

Dairy Queen Interview Questions

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Why Do You Want to Work at Dairy Queen?

Tell Us about Any Previous Work Experience

How Do You Deal with a Difficult Customer?

How Many Hours Can You Work and How Far Away Do You Live from This Location?

At Dairy Queen, We Offer a Strong Training Program. What Aspects of Training Would You Most Benefit From?


No matter how you look at it, interviews can be one of the most stressful things that a person can go through. From wanting to impress your hiring manager to dealing with difficult clients, working at Dairy Queen is a lot more than creating beautiful ice cream cones (though that is part of it!). But with a little practice, any applicant can step into their one-on-one interviews knowing they can impress their potential future boss.
By having great eye contact, speaking clearly, knowing basic DQ history, and being confident, hiring managers will be impressed. Remember that interviews are just conversations where you tell people what makes you special and why you would add value to a company. Before stepping inside take a few deep breaths, look at your resume, and visualize success. And if that doesn't help, visualize a world filled with unlimited ice cream. Talk about motivation!

Rehearsing answers to the questions discussed above and heeding our interview tips will give you a leg up on other hopeful DQ applicants. While there are ways to speak and act that will increase your chances of scoring a position at DQ, it's always important to be honest. Accepting a position you are not a good fit for wastes your time and the time of the business.